It’s very common to have cracks and settling in concrete slabs, driveways and basement floors in Tulsa homes. Edens Structural Solutions in Tulsa are the custom foundation repair and concrete crack repair solution experts. We can fix most of these problems without having to pour a new concrete slab or driveway with our concrete foam lifting process.
It’s no surprise that the residents in Tulsa and Oklahoma City are still experiencing a drought, and one of the hardest places affected by drought is your home’s foundation.
In the cold, winter months it’s easy to stay warm inside, until the warmth of spring comes around again. This is a period of year that’s not usually associated with drought conditions. Hot or cold weather, a winter drought is just as dangerous, and it’s not just the landscaping that’s badly affected, so are our homes, especially your foundation.
Tulsa property owners may not realize the adverse affect that cold weather has on the foundation. A cracked foundation could result in leaking water, unevenness, large cracks on the stairs or walls, and other structural damage. Foundations that are covered in soil and has a ground cover may be less likely to experience heaving, but uncovered foundations that are exposed to air will not be so lucky.
Home buyers should always be on the look out for obvious problems when looking at a property. Structural, crawl space, foundation, and basement problems can indicate major problems are lurking just under the surface. It is important to catch these problems before putting down a firm offer on a property.
Homeowners who have experienced a flooded or wet basement understand the importance of a basement free of water and moisture. Basement waterproofing in Tulsa eliminates the potential issues that arise from a damp basement.
One of the first questions we ask customers when they call about foundation problems is, “Do you have an engineers report?” Many times the answer is “no” or “what is an engineers report and why do I need one?” We believe a third-party, unbiased engineers report is the first step you should take when considering foundation repair for a few very important reasons:
Poor drainage can become a serious problem for homeowners in the Tulsa metro area for many reasons. Erosion and cracking of concrete sidewalks, patios, retaining walls, fences and foundations are all caused by poor drainage. When water enters a gap or crack in these materials, it can put severe pressure on the foundations causing major issues. Here are a few of the most visible warning signs of poor drainage:
I don’t know about you, but most people I talk with get a little panicked when they see any type of crack in their foundation. But the real question is which cracks are worth worrying about and which ones are not?
Foundation cracks are usually signs of foundation damage, but can mean very different things depending on the material from which a foundation is made, the location, size, and shape of the foundation crack, and other site observations. The more you know about the cause, history, and movement of the crack the easier it will be to determine whether or not you need to take action. (more…)
As everyone in the Tulsa Metro area is aware, this past summer’s drought and the continued lack of moisture throughout winter has had a major effect on yards, plants, trees, and about every other type of landscaping. These signs are easy for us to see, but the hidden effects of the drought often go unseen until cracks in and around your home become visible. My chiropractor has always said that pain is the last sign of the problems that are occurring with my spine. The same is true when discussing your home’s foundation and the cracks you see, they are the last and most visible sign of foundation damage. (more…)
Your home is an investment. There is nothing more frustrating than watching that investment sink into the ground, quite literally. In many parts of the country foundation repair is a common occurrence due to drought, excess rain, or soil type. There are a few things you need to know about the process to ensure that you make the right decision when you are trying to fix your investment and keep your home from literally splitting in two. Once you know the signs and what you need to fix it, the better able you’ll be to hire the right company. (more…)